Presenting the 2018 winners from the world’s largest photo contest
Alireza Akhlaghi had plenty of time inside the famed Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Iran to capture the photo that leads this blog post. Why? He walked in at exactly noon, just as the building was about to close down for two hours. He was able to convince the mosque’s guards to let him inside anyway, even though….
Lose yourself in our planet’s beauty with the winners of Wiki Loves Earth
A lonely monastery. The sun rising over the desert. A walk through a national park. These are just a few of the spectacular sights captured in the winners of the international Wiki Loves Earth photography competition, announced today. Coming in first place, seen at top, is a shot of the famed columnar basalt of Cape Stolbchaty, located in Russia’s….
‘Unfrogettable’ picture of the year announced
Whichever frog pun (or caption) you choose to label it with, the photo above is this year’s Wikimedia Commons picture of the year. It features two Phyllomedusa rohdei, frogs endemic to Brazil, with one stepping on the other’s head, seemingly reaching for something just out of the frame. The photo was taken by biologist Renato Augusto….
The stories behind this year’s award-winning photographs from Wiki Loves Africa
Late last year, photographers from around the world were invited to share their photos of people at work on the African continent. Over 18,000 were submitted. Here are the winners.
Zanzibar seaweeds in Tanzania
Zanzibar seaweeds in Tanzania, the Wiki Loves Africa photo essay winner for the topic of women at work.
The making of thatch
The making of thatch, the Wiki Loves Africa photo essay winner for the topic of endangered work practices.
See the winners from the 2017 Wiki Science Competition in Ukraine
Science has to be visible, and Wikipedia needs illustrations. Both goals met in the Wiki Science Competition. Here are winners from its Ukrainian sub-contest.
‘Monumental’ winners from the world’s largest photo contest showcase history and heritage
The top fifteen images from Wiki Loves Monuments, an international photographic competition, span five continents and contain a veritable treasure trove of cultural heritage.
Discover a world of natural heritage through the winning images from Wiki Loves Earth
Nearly 132,000 images, all freely licensed, have been added to Wikimedia Commons in the fourth annual Wiki Loves Earth. The photographic contest focuses on protected areas, unique places of natural heritage, to document them for future generations.
The metamorphosis of Wiki Loves Butterfly
The so-called "Butterfly Wikimedian" created Wiki Loves Butterfly, a two-year effort to improve Wikimedia's coverage of butterflies in West Bengal.